A Highly Skilled and Dedicated Team of Print
& Workwear Professionals

At The Printing House we pride ourselves on the best people, printing & embroidery equipment and supply network.

We have invested heavily in print & print finishing equipment, but that is only so much use without a highly skilled and motivated workforce to get the most out of it. We are a 35-strong team, some of whom have been in the company for over 20 years.

So when you need help with a job that no-one else wants to quote on, come to us, chances are our combined experience will allow us to come up with a solution.

 Our history begins back in 1991…

. . . when The Printing House Ltd was founded by Derek Springthorpe and Martyn Winstanley. In our humble beginnings we supplied print services using just one 2-colour press and one single-colour press. By 2001, we had moved to purpose-built premises in Crewe and were running 5-colour presses. Martyn took the reins in 2003 when Derek retired and by 2005 digital print had further expanded our capabilities.

When Martyn retired in 2008, Peter Harrison and Paul Springthorpe bought the company, bringing with them a wealth of industry experience and adding many other services to the Printing House portfolio including large format print for stunning banners and exhibition displays and DTG printing for garments such as t-shirts and workwear.

Former Pre-Press manager Richard Sproson took on the challenge of heading up the company’s hugely successful vectorbomb printed clothing brand (now the largest seller of ‘funny t-shirts’ on eBay).

During this time we have seen almost a quarter of a century’s worth of growth, both within the company and the industry’s innovative capabilities. Today, we pride ourselves on still providing the same cost effective design, print and print finishing services …the only difference is that with our expertise and technology combined, there are really no limits to what we can achieve…


In October 2017 SG World acquired The Printing House and vectorbomb – suppliers of innovative colour print and quality workwear and Tshirts. The acquisition sees the organisations joined together based on their shared aims for customers & employees, company values and objectives for the future.

SG World has being offering print and electronic solutions to the public and commercial sectors for over 50 years, helping them protect their people, premises and property. The Printing House has provided a range of quality print services since 1991, from marketing print, general stationery print, banners & displays to clothing & workwear solutions.

The acquisition complements both companies’ existing capabilities to provide innovation and will allow for increased capability for their customers. The Printing House will continue to trade under its current identity whilst working alongside SG World.

Our shared visions and values, coupled with our aims for what we offer to our customers, makes for an innovative and exciting future for both companies.


The Printing House, offering bespoke printing services since 1991 to clients all over the world. We work closely with our clients to produce the highest quality of print, ranging from leaflets, brochures, prospectuses and letterheads to pull up banner stands, mugs and workwear. We can print almost anything you can think of.

We have heavily invested in training and equipment as well as employing the best workforce. As much as we care about our print we also care about the environment so we take great care to make sure we recycle all waste paper and choose friendlier methods of producing workwear such as embroidery and Direct to Garment Printing.


Vectorbomb sells novelty T-shirts, mugs, aprons, framed artwork and other various gifts, trading on websites such as Amazon, eBay and Fruugo as well as their own website. Quality is always guaranteed and if you have any concerns about the quality of your item – no problem just get in touch! New products are added everyday especially around festive periods such as Christmas and Father’s Day.


This is our online print buying service where you can choose from 1000s of pre-designed templates for business cards, leaflets, brochures, banner stands etc, or you can simply upload your own artwork for us to print. Print Buying Direct has been providing cost-effective design, print and print finishing to corporate and private clients since 1991.

All our print is calibrated to UK ISO Colour Standards and printed using the best presses, equipment and talented people. As a ‘green’ business we also offer a large range of recycled products. With Print Buying Direct you have the option to be in direct contact with our creative design network on TemplateCloud.com – a huge network of graphic design professionals waiting to help get your work to exceptional standards.